Dr. Levent Yilmaz

Professor
 
Computer Science and Software Engineering and
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Auburn University
Email: yilmaz@auburn.edu

Quote "Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes." 
E. W. Dijkstra


  Selected Honors and Awards  

  • Best Paper Award, 2014 IEEE International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
  • Best Paper Award, 2012 International Summer Simulation Multiconference. Genoa, Italy.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2012.
  • Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2011.
  • Best Paper Award, 2011 Emerging Applications of Modeling and Simulation in Industry and Academia (EAIA) Conference. Boston, USA
  • Auburn University External Consulting Award, Auburn University, 2010.
  • Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society in Computing Sciences.
  Selected Professional Activities 
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2008 - 2016).
  • Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling  (2004-present).
  • Associate Editor of the Springer Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling Journal (2012 - present).
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Engineering Education  (2006 - present).
  • Associate Editor of the Simulation & Gaming Journal (2008 - 2016).
  • Elected Member of the Board of Directors of Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2006 - 2008, 2009 - 2011, 2011 - 2013).
  • Vice President for Publications of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2011 - 2013).
  • General Chair (with Osman Balci, Maarten Sierhuis, and Xiaolin Hu) of the 2009 Summer Computer Simulation Conference
  • Founding Organizer and General Chair (with Greg Madey, Maarten Sierhuis, Tuncer Ören, and Yu Zhang) of the annual Agent-directed Simulation Symposium series.
I am a Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering with a joint appointment at the
department of
Industrial and Systems Engineeringin the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
at Auburn University.

 

  Research Interests 

Agent-Directed Simulation - Agent Simulation, Agent-Monitored Simulation, Agent-Supported Simulation

Simulation
Theory & Methodology 

  • Model-Driven Engineering and Science
  • Autonomy and Cognitive Computing
  • Computational Reproducibility, Replicability, and Discovery
  • Self-Organizing and Complex Adaptive Systems
Complex Adaptive Systems  -  Computational explorations in socio-technical, cognitive, cultural systems:  Science of science and innovation policy, systems models of collective creativity, computational models of scientific discovery, conflict simulation, computer simulation of projects, organizations, communities, and processes.

Software Modeling and Design  -  Cognitive models of design, conceptual structures and processes of creative design.


                            

  Teaching  
  • COMP 7740: Complex Adaptive Systems
  • COMP 8700: Agent-Directed Simulation
  • COMP 7790: Model-Driven Engineering
  • COMP 3700: Software Modeling & Design
  • COMP 3220: Principles of Programming Languages
   Selected Recent Publications  

Complete list is available here
  • Yilmaz L., A. Franco-Watkins, and T. S. Kroecker (2016).  “Coherence-Driven Reflective
    Equilibrium Model of Ethical Decision-Making," in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), pp. 42-48. March 21-25, 2016, San Diego, CA
  • Topcu O., U. Durak, H. Oguztuzun, and L. Yilmaz (2016). Distributed Simulation: Model-Driven Engineering Approach. Springer.
  • Yilmaz L. (Ed.) (2015). Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation. Springer.
  • Mentis A. and L. Yilmaz (2014). "Validation and Analysis of a Distributed, Agent-Based Metaheuristic for Negotiation of Consensus Inspired by Honeybee Nest Site Selection Behavior," in Proceedings of the IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 269-276. January 6-9, 2014. Hawaii. (Best Paper Award).
  • Teran-Somohano A., O. Dayibas, L. Yilmaz, A. E. Smith (2014). "Toward a Model-Driven Engineering Framework for Reproducible Simulation Experiment Lifecycle Management," in Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference. pp. 2726-2737. December 7-10, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Topcu O. and L. Yilmaz. (2014). "Agent-Supported Simulation for Coherence-Driven Workflow Discovery and Evaluation," in Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 419-428. December 7-10, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Yilmaz L., F. Darema, R. Fujimoto, S. J. E. Taylor (2014). "Panel: The Future of Research in Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2797-2811. December 7-10, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Tolk A., B. L. Heath, M. Ihrig, J. J. Padilla, E. H. Page, E. D. Suarez, C. Szabo, P. Weirich, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1152-1166. December 8-11, 2013. Washington D.C.
  • Mentis A. and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Adapting a Natural System Simulation Model to a General-Purpose Metaheuristic: Toward Engineering Emergent Distributed Decision-Making," in Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, pp. 749-754. July 7-10, 2013. Toronto, Canada. (Best Paper Award).
  • Yilmaz L. (2012). "Reproducibility in M&S Research: Issues, Strategies, and Implications for Model Development Environments," Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 457-474.